March 13, 2013 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Huddle House CEO, Michael Abt, has announced the newest addition to his leadership team, Melissa Rothring, who will serve as General Counsel.
"Melissa’s franchise knowledge mixed with her experience in multi-brand retail and QSR franchise brands made her the ideal for this position," Abt said. "Melissa joins our growing executive team with a wealth of experience, which we will rely upon to further advance our efforts and strategies."
As General Counsel for the 400-unit brand, Rothring will be responsible for the overall legal support and legal strategic planning for Huddle House, as well as maintaining legal continuity in franchising business analysis and management.
"Having worked for restaurant brands, I have always been impressed with Huddle House’s growth and brand success," Rothring said. "I look forward to adding insight and strategies to continue to grow the Huddle House brand."
Prior to joining Huddle House, Rothring had a 19-year career which included leadership positions with several top franchise brands. Most recently she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for GFG Management, LLC, an Atlanta-based, multi-brand retail and QSR franchisor/licensor of Great American Cookies, MaggieMoo’s, Marble Slab Creamery, Pretzel Time, Pretzelmaker, Shoebox New York and The Athlete’s Foot. Prior to GFG, Rothring was Chief Legal Officer at Blimpie International, Inc. and an executive at Kahala Corp., each a multi-brand QSR licensor/franchisor.
Huddle House, Inc., a full-service family restaurant chain, is well-known for serving “Any Meal. Any Time.” in communities around the country. The Huddle House menu has a wide variety of comfort food items and features signature Big House breakfast and sandwich platters, as well as favorites such as country fried steak with green beans and marinated grilled chicken with sweet potato fries. The core values on which Huddle House was founded in 1964 – serving quality food in a warm, friendly environment that brings the community together – remain intact today. Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. In 2011, Huddle House implemented a new and fresh design with flexible seating so even larger groups can come and enjoy 'Our House'. The Atlanta-based, 400-unit franchise is located in 20 states, primarily in the Southeast, Central, Midwest and Southwest U.S. For more information, please call 1-800-418-9555 or visit www.huddlehouse.com.
SOURCE Huddle House, Inc